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GOP nominee for NE Kansas statehouse seat withdraws

September 10, 2012

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— The Republican nominee for a northeast Kansas seat in the state House has withdrawn after facing questions about whether he still lived in Idaho.

The Kansas secretary of state's office said Monday that Republicans in the 63rd House District have three weeks to find a replacement for John Gotts, who'd listed Atchison as his home.

In a statement withdrawing, Gotts said he'd intended to sell a business in Idaho but decided against the transaction. His Facebook page now lists Hailey, Idaho, as his home.

Last week, Gotts' landlord in Atchison objected to his candidacy, saying Gotts never moved into the apartment listed as his residence.

The 63rd District seat has been held since 1993 by Democrat Jerry Henry, of Cummings. Henry is seeking re-election.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 7 months ago

My my Brownback and the Koch boys go to great lengths to bring in their people. How many other candidates running for Kansas legislative seats are ILLEGAL ALIENS ?

We need to track down these fraudulent candidates ASAP!

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 7 months ago

In other political withdrawal news: "..Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running against freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R) in the Eastern Shore-based 1st Congressional District, released a statement saying that “with great regret, and much sorrow” she was resigning from the contest. “Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make,” Rosen said Rosen’s announcement came the same day the state Democratic party released a letter to state Attorney General Douglas Gansler and state prosecutors reporting the allegations against Rosen. “The Maryland Democratic Party has discovered that Ms. Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008,” wrote Yvette Lewis, the state party chair. “This information is based on an examination of the voter files from both states. We believe that this is a clear violation of Maryland law and urge the appropriate office to conduct a full investigation.” A senior Maryland Democrat said the party had been tipped off this weekend by someone within the party about Rosen’s potential issue. After checking the allegation, the party contacted Rosen on Monday morning and urged her to quit...." http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/maryland-politics/post/maryland-democrat-quits-congressional-race-amid-vote-fraud-allegations/2012/09/10/d0ff9b1e-fb73-11e1-b2af-1f7d12fe907a_blog.html

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year, 7 months ago

A great start!!!

Now Romney is backing off on his "Repeal Obamacare" dietribe that he used through all the primaries and the convention. Really great guy. Flop Flip Flop Flip Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.

I know that Kansas will go for this facist mannabe, no chance of this state gaining any intelligence in it's voting clueless.

But hopefully enough of these demented teabaggers will go down in flames.

We can only hope

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tomatogrower 1 year, 7 months ago

And he was invited here by Brownback. What does that tell you?

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tomatogrower 1 year, 7 months ago

No different than some of the other GOP carpetbaggers, like that woman who moved to Ottawa.

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msezdsit 1 year, 7 months ago

Republicans don't really have to go by the rules do they? At least they don't think so. Their above the facts, laws, and inconvenient little details like you have to live in Kansas to represent Kansas. Hopefully they can learn something from this.

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

Agnostick19 minutes ago

Why would ALEC send Kobach to Idaho?

A visit with his brotherhood?

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ThePilgrim 1 year, 7 months ago

It worked for Hilary Clinton in NY, Alan Keyes in Illinois, and, more locally, Melody McRay-Miller in Wichita. All carpetbaggers.

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question4u 1 year, 7 months ago

No one bothered to check Gotts' residency before nominating him? Why would you nominate someone you knew so little about? Would anyone really be that dumb?

At least now Kobach can point to one case of attempted election fraud. Let's see if he will be as zealous to investigate and prosecute in this case. Is he really concerned about corruption in the electoral process? (That's a rhetorical question, of course.)

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Keith Richards 1 year, 7 months ago

Maybe Kobach should spend more time focusing on actual fraud such as this.

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grammarrodeo 1 year, 7 months ago

He didn't stand a chance anyway. He's up against a 5 term Democrat incumbent.

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kernal 1 year, 7 months ago

Hahaha! Busted by the landlord!

You can bet he didn't come up with the idea of renting an apartment in KS ,so he could be nominated, on his own.

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